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Countries outside the United States seem to be more internally consistent: They usually have one minimum age that applies throughout that nation; the legal consequences when an underage minor is involved in otherwise legal gambling do not vary from one province to another; and, the same minimum age applies to different forms of legal gambling. Lawmakers in other nations also have concluded that maturity is reached at a younger age. For example, in Canada, casinos are open to 18 and 19 year-olds; while in the U.S., the minimum age is almost always 21. Similarly, in England anyone over 16 may buy a lottery ticket; in America, the minimum age for lotteries is never less than 18, and a dealer who knowingly sells a ticket to a 16 year-old faces loss of his license and a criminal fine.

France: Parliament lowered the minimum gaming age for casinos from 21 to 18 on May 5, 1987.

Parimutuel betting: North Dakota allows a primitive form of parimutuel betting, called Calcutta pools, on all sporting events other than high school contests-age limit 18. North Dakota Century Code §53-06.1-07.3. North Dakota is apparently the only state to put a higher limit on parimutuel wagering at OTBs than at the track. According to the state’s racing commissioners, the minimum age for wagers made at an off-track betting outlet is 21; the exact same wager may be made at the track by anyone over 18. Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., at 59.


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Parimutuel betting: Alabama Code §11-65-44 sets the minimum age as 19 throughout the state. Previously, the minimum age for betting at horse and greyhound racetracks was 18 in some counties, 19 in others: Greene and Mobile – 18, Birmingham and Macon – 19. Association of Racing Commissioners International, Inc., at 59.


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Minnesota almost joined Arizona as only the second state to have a comprehensive plan for dealing with the minimum age for gambling, but the effort failed. Unlike Arizona’s tribal-state compacts, which have sunset provisions, Minnesota’s compacts have no expiration dates, giving the state no power to make additional demands on its tribes. The compacts allow tribes to put the minimum age at 18. The State Legislature passed a statute mandating that Indian casinos be restricted to adults 21 and over and added that the minimum age for all other forms of legal gambling in the state also be raised from 18 to 21 if more than half the tribes agreed to that limit. The tribes, however, took this as a trick to get them to reopen compact negotiations on other matters and rejected the move to 21.

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The latest state to raise the minimum age for some forms of gambling. Casino gaming was always limited to players over 21, but state Senator Dardenne’s SB33 in 1998 raised the age from 18 to 21 for the State Lottery and privately-owned video poker machines. A 19-year-old and the owner of a bar with video poker machines filed suit in January 1999, claiming the new law violates the state constitution. The argument had some merit, because 18-year-olds are legally adults in Louisiana, and the state has the strongest provision found in any state constitution against age discrimination. But, on January 29, 2001, a majority of the Supreme Court of Louisiana held it was not unconstitutional to prohibit 18-, 19- and 20-year-old adults from participating is some forms of legal gambling. The Court looked to its precedent from five years earlier, where it upheld raising the drinking age from 18 to 21 to protect both the young adults and society. Latour v. State, 2001 WL 69504 (Case No. 2000-1176, La. 1/29/01). Louisiana has everything except sports betting: Riverboat casinos, two Indian casinos, America's first urban land-based casino in New Orleans, video poker machines in many parishes, with large numbers at truckstops and racetracks, electronic bingo machines, parimutuel betting and a State Lottery.

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Casinos: In 1989 riverboat casinos became the first area where Iowa raised the minimum gambling age from 18 to 21. Id. at §99F.9(5). It is against the law for a licensee to knowingly allow a minor to participate in gambling, or even to be in the area of the excursion boat where gambling is being conducted, unless the minor is an employee 18 years or older. Indian tribes assert they are not bound by this state law and one lowered the minimum age to 18 in 1999. The minimum age for low stakes social gambling, including card games and sports pools, was raised from 18 to 21 in 1994. Id. at §99B.6(1)(k).